What I love:
I am always enjoying listening to music on the go and thinking of things I need to do later and recording little audio bites. Sure, you can do these things on your phone but then you have to keep it out and it wears down your battery and is not exactly easy to do while you want to do other things at the same time, like take a phone call and listen to music, so this device makes it easy and convenient to both record and listen to audio. I love it so far!
The Weefun Digital Recording Wristband is so easy to use you will wonder how you ever got by without it. It comes in a really nice, strong cardboard box, perfect for storing the wristband when not in use. It comes with the wristband, the USB charging cable, the headphone jack cord, earbuds, and the manual. The device is made of plastic, rubber, and metal. The screen on the front is purely decoration and it does not display anything except the colored LED to tell you what function the wristband is in. To secure it has two pins that push into the holes. It holds very strong and tight but if you were unsure and afraid of it coming loose the band is the same size as a fitbit so you could use one of the slide on band secure rubbers to keep it tight. The rubber is very comfortable and I had no problem comfortably wearing it all day.
Using this is super simple.
---The first thing you will want to do is plug it into the computer to charge. Charging takes around 1 hour but lasts about 20 hours recording and 15 hours during playback. In tests I have used it so far well over 10 hours and it's still strong. It's a built-in lithium battery and doesn't get hot at all during charge or use.
---Once you have it hooked to the computer you will notice the drive pop up like any external media drive. It will have multiple folders, one for music, one for audio you record and one that allows you to sync the device time to you unit so things you record have a time stamp of when they were recorded which will help you immensely if you are planning on using this device to record meetings for dictation. You can delete the factory sample songs and audio out and add your own. The supported music format types are MP3, WMA and WAV files. Audio output is WAV format. It records at 192kbps and it is much clearer and quality than I expected. In fact it sounds almost exactly the quality of recording with my cell phone. 8 gigs also holds a lot of audio, whether it's your voice recordings or just mp3s.
***NOTE***I see A LOT of other Amazon reviewers saying it doesn't work on windows 10, I assure you YES it works PERFECT on my Windows 10. If it is not working as a plug and play device I recommend you update the chipset drivers on your USB, especially if your processor is intel. just google intel usb chipset drivers to see the download link from their official site. After you update your drivers it should load like a flash drive and you instantly be able to pull files on and off. If this is not the case if you leave a comment below with what it's doing maybe I can help you troubleshoot as to why. It also has been brought to my attention that a few other customers are having issues with their macs reading it. On my imac it comes up as an external hard drive with no issues, but a friend that can't get his android phone and other USB devices cannot, it's once again not the device but the computer itself. You must update all drivers and if it still doesn't read try checking out Apple's Help Page on USBs or going to the Disk Utility and reformatting the wristband.
---For recording, make sure the headphones are disconnected and then slide the switch to on. You will see it blink red once and then 3 times again rapidly. That's how you know it's recording. Then you have nothing else to do but talk, it will automatically keep recording continuously. When you are done just flip the switch to off and you will see the light flash again and go off signaling it's the end of the recording.
---For playback just plug in the headphone jack and plug in your earbuds or headphones. Flip the switch to on. The light will come on red and then change to blue and playback will start immediately. The side of the device has + and - keys that you can use for changing modes between audio recordings and music, changing track, and if you hold them they control the volume up and down. The playback for audio is clear. The great thing is if you wanted to use this for MP3s like my son does he actually ran his headphones from the device, up his shirt sleeve to his ears so you don't have to worry about a wire hanging if you didn't want to.
Bottom Line: I really love it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!